High Court: Block seditious contents on journo Kanak Sarwar’s YouTube channel

Kanak Sarwar was arrested and then remanded in a sedition case in 2015

The High Court has ordered concerned authorities to block access to anti-state contents uploaded on the YouTube channel of journalist Kanar Sarwar.

The bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice Md Mahmud Hasan Talukder on Tuesday asked the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission and the home secretary, among others, to comply with the order, reports Bangla Tribune.

Advocate Shah Monjurul Haque, who stood for the writ petitioner, confirmed the development.

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The writ was filed on November 17, for publishing allegedly seditious content on the channel called “Kanak Sarwar Live,” on several people including Liberal Democratic Party President Colonel (retd) Oli Ahmed on August 17.

Earlier in 2015, Kanak Sarwar, a former senior reporter of private channel ETV, was arrested and then remanded in a sedition case. He is currently living abroad after being freed on bail. 

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